Rural quality of life jeopardized by proposed event venue legislation

If you live in the vicinity of an agricultural parcel of land, your quality of life is in jeopardy. Legislation before the County Council would allow someone to use a parcel as small as 25 acres for an event venue. The … [Read more...]

Citizen to Council member Chmelik: Advocate for critical new school in your district

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, the Frederick County Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the 2015 Superintendent's Recommended Educational Facilities Master Plan. This is an annual update of a ten year plan -- … [Read more...]

Councilman Chmelik on wrong side of Monrovia development debate

I want to thank District 2 County Council representative Tony Chmelik for graciously hosting two recent town hall meetings with his constituents. Both meetings were well attended and, as expected, the primary concern … [Read more...]

Chmelik out on a limb with his Monrovia Town Center advocacy!

District 2 County Council representative Tony Chmelik gave a long-winded and largely off-topic presentation at last Tuesday’s council hearing concerning the infamous FACT letter. Despite reading into the record the … [Read more...]

District 2 Council member is helping the Monrovia Town Center developers

It's high time that we call out Council Member Tony Chmelik. He's our District 2 Council Member. He's supposed to represent the residents of District 2 - all the residents. However, right now he seems to be primarily … [Read more...]

Gardner seeks confirmation of Bob White to fill Planning Commission vacancy

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner has appointed Robert (Bob) White to fill the current vacancy on the Frederick County Planning Commission. As Executive Gardner points out, Mr. White is highly qualified for the … [Read more...]

Inauguration of county executive and council ushers in charter government

It's official. Whether you supported the change to a charter form of government or not, it has arrived. And whether you supported the majority of the last Board of County Commissioners or not, they are gone. … [Read more...]

A Rough Start

It looks like our new County Council may be launching at a disadvantage when it comes to an efficient start. Pre-Pre Meeting Misunderstandings Before all seven seats were even certain (District 1 … [Read more...]